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F-16 Combat Pilot

MobyRank MobyScore
Amstrad CPC
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4.5
ZX Spectrum
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4.5
Commodore 64
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4.5
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Description

True to the aircraft’s flexibility, you pilot the F-16 in assignments as diverse as dogfights, bombing raids or reconnaissance missions. It is up to you to plan your flight route by setting waypoints on the tactical map prior to take-off; you can also (but need not) select the armament of your plane. When you have accumulated enough flight experience, you may command entire squadrons in the fictional Operation Conquest campaign, a simple simulation of an entire war theater that already hinted at what would later become DI’s Virtual Battlefield.

F-16 Combat Pilot allows multiplayer duels via modem or serial link.

Screenshots

F-16 Combat Pilot Atari ST Ready to take off
F-16 Combat Pilot DOS Left-hand cockpit view...
F-16 Combat Pilot DOS This suspension bridge marks the peak of detail in the EGA landscapes. Still, not bad for 1989.
F-16 Combat Pilot DOS Mission selection.

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The Press Says

Amiga Computing Amiga Sep, 1989 97 out of 100 97
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Feb, 1989 94 out of 100 94
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Nov, 1989 93 out of 100 93
The One DOS Mar, 1989 89 out of 100 89
The One Atari ST Mar, 1989 89 out of 100 89
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Feb, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1990 86 out of 100 86
Power Play Atari ST Jun, 1989 84 out of 100 84
CU Amiga Amiga Aug, 1989 79 out of 100 79
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jul, 1991 2 out of 4 50

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Trivia

Media

The DOS release of the game contains 3 disks, but installation requires only two of the three.

Use Disk 1 plus either Disk 2 or 3, depending upon which graphics you need. Disk 2 is for EGA and Tandy graphics, while Disk 3 is for CGA & Monochrome.

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Sims (Check 'em out)
    • November 1994 (Issue 50) – #31 The All-Time Top 50 C64 Games
  • European Computer Leisure Awards
    • 1990 - Best Flight Simulator
  • Power Play
    • Issue 01/1990 - #3 Best Simulation in 1989
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